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Penile prosthesis implant for erectile dysfunction: A new minimally invasive infrapubic surgical technique

Gabriele Antonini, Gian Maria Busetto, Ettore De Berardinis, Riccardo Giovannone, Patrizio Vicini, Vincenzo Gentile, Paul E. Perito
  • Gabriele Antonini
    Department of Obstetric Gynecological Science, “Sapienza” Rome University, Rome, Italy
  • Gian Maria Busetto
    Department of Obstetric Gynecological Science, “Sapienza” Rome University, Rome, Italy
  • Ettore De Berardinis
    Department of Obstetric Gynecological Science, “Sapienza” Rome University, Rome, Italy
  • Riccardo Giovannone
    Department of Obstetric Gynecological Science, “Sapienza” Rome University, Rome, Italy
  • Patrizio Vicini
    Department of Urology, “I.N.I.” Italian Neurotraumatologic Institute Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy | patriziovicini@gmail.com
  • Vincenzo Gentile
    Department of Obstetric Gynecological Science, “Sapienza” Rome University, Rome, Italy
  • Paul E. Perito
    Coral Gables Hospital Miami, Florida, United States

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction, the most common male sexual disorder after premature ejaculation, with its important impact on man and partner’s sexuality and quality of life is a persistent inability to obtain and maintain an erection sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual performance. Non-surgical treatments with controversial results are usually applyed before surgical treatment that has reached high levels of satisfaction. We describe a new surgical technique to implant three-pieces penile prosthesis in patients suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) not responding to conventional medical therapy or reporting side effects with such a therapy. Implantation of an inflatable prosthesis, for treatment of ED, is a safe and efficacious approach with high satisfaction reported by patients and partners. Surgical technique should be minimally invasive and latest technology equipment should be implanted in order to decrease common complications and to obtain a better aesthetic result.

Keywords

Erectile dysfunction; Penile prosthesis; Infrapubic access

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